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212.9 kms (132.3 miles) NNW
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148.9 kms (92.5 miles) NW
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174.3 kms (108.3 miles) W
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249.1 kms (154.8 miles) W
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125.5 kms (78 miles) WSW
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181.1 kms (112.5 miles) SW
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219.1 kms (136.2 miles) SW
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200.3 kms (124.4 miles) SSW
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251 kms (156 miles) NNE
Lemnos, Greece
240.5 kms (149.4 miles) NNE
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127.3 kms (79.1 miles) NNE
Chios, Greece
218 kms (135.5 miles) ENE
Athens/ Hellenkion, Greece
29.8 kms (18.5 miles) S
Naxos, Greece
179 kms (111.2 miles) ESE
Milos, Greece
157.3 kms (97.8 miles) SSE
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Athens Climate & Temperature

  • Athens, Greece is at 380'N, 2342'E, 28 m (92 ft). See map.
  • Athens has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Athens is situated in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
Athens Climate Graph
  • The annual average temperature is 17.6 degrees Celsius (63.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.7 °C (31.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 13.7°C (56.7°F) on average falling to 7.2°C (45°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.5°C (69°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 11.8°C (53.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 31.6°C (88.8°F) and average low temperatures are 21.6°C (70.9°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.5°C (74.4°F) during the day and lows of 15.2°C (59.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 376.2 mm (14.8 inches) which is equivalent to 376.2 Litres/m (9.23 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2756 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Athens you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 14 (56) 16 (61) 20 (69) 25 (78) 30 (86) 33 (91) 32 (90) 29 (84) 23 (74) 19 (65) 15 (58) 22 (72)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (49) 10 (50) 12 (53) 16 (60) 20 (68) 25 (76) 27 (81) 27 (80) 23 (74) 18 (65) 14 (58) 11 (52) 18 (64)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (44) 7 (44) 8 (47) 12 (53) 15 (60) 20 (68) 23 (73) 22 (72) 19 (67) 15 (59) 11 (53) 8 (47) 14 (57)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 45 (2) 48 (2) 43 (2) 28 (1) 17 (1) 10 (0) 4 (0) 5 (0) 12 (0) 48 (2) 51 (2) 67 (3) 376 (15)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 16 (52) 11 (39) 11 (35) 9 (30) 8 (26) 4 (13) 2 (6) 3 (10) 4 (13) 8 (26) 12 (40) 15 (48)   103 (28)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 54' 5h 10' 5h 46' 7h 38' 8h 56' 10h 44' 11h 54' 11h 32' 9h 26' 6h 44' 4h 48' 3h 50'   7h 32'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 50' 10h 43' 11h 53' 13h 09' 14h 12' 14h 44' 14h 30' 13h 35' 12h 23' 11h 07' 10h 04' 9h 34'   12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 40 (60) 49 (51) 49 (51) 59 (41) 64 (36) 74 (26) 83 (17) 86 (14) 77 (23) 61 (39) 48 (52) 41 (59)   63 (37)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 32.1 41.4 52.3 63.9 72.2 75.4 72.4 64.1 52.6 41.1 32 28.6   52.3

Larissa, Greece
212.9 kms (132.3 miles) NNW
Lamia, Greece
148.9 kms (92.5 miles) NW
Patras, Greece
174.3 kms (108.3 miles) W
Zante/ Zakinthos, Greece
249.1 kms (154.8 miles) W
Tripoli, Peloponnese, Greece
125.5 kms (78 miles) WSW
Kalamata, Greece
181.1 kms (112.5 miles) SW
Methoni, Greece
219.1 kms (136.2 miles) SW
Kythira Island, Greece
200.3 kms (124.4 miles) SSW
Limnos, Greece
251 kms (156 miles) NNE
Lemnos, Greece
240.5 kms (149.4 miles) NNE
Skiros Island, Greece
127.3 kms (79.1 miles) NNE
Chios, Greece
218 kms (135.5 miles) ENE
Athens/ Hellenkion, Greece
29.8 kms (18.5 miles) S
Naxos, Greece
179 kms (111.2 miles) ESE
Milos, Greece
157.3 kms (97.8 miles) SSE

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